The permit noted that the total cost of the project is estimated to be about $5.5m, with the transmission line estimated to cost $3.5m, and the collector substation, as well as the other facilities, to cost about $2m.
According to the Feb. 19 Part 102 Report filed with the commission by National Grid, the company proposes to conduct the reconductoring and maintenance project along a section of the double-circuit line, which originates at the General Electric substation in Liverpool, N.Y., and terminates at the Geres Lock substation in Solvay, N.Y.
NTW said that it would sell renewable attributes associated with the facility’s electricity under a contract executed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in 2016, which was awarded under a request for proposals.
SunZia said that its application may be heard at an upcoming open meeting of the commission following the April 24 public meeting; the next regularly scheduled commission open meeting thereafter is set for May 21-22.
As noted in an April 11 filing from the state Office of Policy & Docket Management to all parties of record, the proposal for decision will be considered at the commission’s open meeting scheduled for May 23.
The two lines run about 20.31 miles across portions of Erie County, in parts of the Village of Angola, the Town of Evans, the Town of Hamburg, the Village of Blasdell, the City of Lackawanna, and the Town of West Seneca, the commission said.
Nick Alexopulos, senior communications specialist, BGE, on April 11 told TransmissionHub, in part: “The commission considered BGE’s request at its administrative meeting last week, and has granted the parties additional time to look into the request. BGE hopes to come to a resolution with the parties involved, including DNR, that will allow the project to proceed in a timely manner.”